From the halls of Montezuma

From the Halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli We fight our country’s battles In the air, on land and sea First to fight for right and freedom And to keep our honor clean; We are proud to claim the title Of United States Marine.

I thought it was appropriate to open with the […]


Mountains and Headwinds

Distance 58.94 miles Climb 3861 feet Average Speed 9.3 mph Average Heart Rate 142 bpm

The day started inauspiciously with a flat rear tire. Since it was in my garage, I decided to fix the tube, instead of just putting in new. So I ended up starting almost an hour later than I originally planned. […]


Santa Luz Cruise, February 5, 2010

My riding buddy Dennis came by this morning to ride the Santa Luz Cruise. With rain threatening for the weekend it might be the last dry day we experience for a while. In fact as I write this, it ‘s drizzling outside. It was a great day to be riding. Although the weather was a […]


Long Day in the Saddle

Today was the longest day yet on the Surly. I left the house at about 6:15 with the goal of reaching the San Diego County Administration Building on the Embarcadero by 8:15 when the Recyclers would start the Don Fritgze’s South Bay ride. This is one of the Recyclers most popular rides.

From my house […]


First fully loaded ride

I decided to try my Surly Long Haul Trucker fully loaded, on my regular short training ride. This is a roughly 15 mile loop around town. It includes a pretty long climb, not really steep but about 2-1/2 miles uphill. I was pleasantly surprised that I seemed to make good time. I definitely wasn’t setting […]